Solution-Focused Cognitive and Systemic Therapy: The Bruges Model is the first book in English to lay out the Bruges Model, a meta-model that incorporates solution-focused therapy in an analysis of the therapeutic alliance and common factors that account for the majority of the efficacy of any therapeutic endeavor. This book is divided into three parts, covering each of the common factors: client factors, therapist and relationship factors, and placebo factors. Each part summarizes the state of our theoretical knowledge, then dives into specific clinical and educational applications in specific populations and contexts.
Luc Isebaert, MD, is the director of Korzybski International and head of the teaching staff of the Korzybski Institutes of Bruges, Paris, and of the Netherlands. He is the developer of the Bruges Model.
Foreword Barry Duncan Introduction I. Client Factors 1. What Does the Client Want?: Setting Goals 2. Tackling the Semantics: Useful Views 3. How to Promote Freedom of Choice: The Pragmatics 4. The Link Between Choice and Habits in the Bruges Model 5. Positive Comments and Compliments: Building Confidence II. Therapist and Relationship Factors 6. Therapist Qualities and Attitudes 7. Four Levels of Intervention 8. Levels of Engagement into the Therapeutic Relationship: The Bruges Flowchart 9. Therapists Qualities and Attitudes References Index